Time up for policies

16th April 2010 at 01:00

A string of key Labour Government policies in England have bitten the dust as ministers ran out of parliamentary time and political consensus to pass them after the general election was called. They include the teachers' licence to practice, school report cards, primary curriculum reform, home-school agreements and compulsory personal, social and health education. The measures were part of the Children, Schools and Families Bill, which was blocked by the Conservatives on the grounds that it would have led to "a great new wave of bureaucracy swamping schools".

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